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Hydrologic and geomorphic impacts of forest conversion in the Gunung Kinabalu highlands

Waidi Sinun

Hydrologic and geomorphic impacts of forest conversion in the Gunung Kinabalu highlands

Sabah,Malaysia.

by Waidi Sinun

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Published by University of Manchester in Manchester .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D.), - University of Manchester, Department of Geography.

ContributionsUniversity of Manchester. Department of Geography.
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Pagination468p.
Number of Pages468
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Hydrologic and geomorphic impacts of forest conversion in the Gunung Kinabalu highlands by Waidi Sinun Download PDF EPUB FB2

These hydrologic effects are partially responsible for changes to geomorphic processes and sediment budgets in roaded basins. Runoff from the road tread and intercepted subsurface flow contribute to surface erosion from soil bared by road construction, use and maintenance.

Lateral concentration of water collected. Large scale conversion of native forests to agricultural land has occurred in the last few decades in the Mau Forest region.

To quantify and understand landscape hydrologic responses, this study aimed at evaluating the effects of land use on soil infiltration, saturated hydraulic conductivity, bulk density, sorptivity, and soil moisture by: Impacts on the biodiversity of converting natural forest to oil palm plantation in Sabah (northern Borneo) were investigated by using light-trapped moths as indicators.

Moth sampling was conducted at three separate oil palm plantations and their adjacent disturbed natural forest, as well as the primary rain forest of Danum. Oil palm sites, devoid of a diverse understorey of Cited by: Overall, the predicted hydrologic response to the amount of clearcut area is linear and similar for different distribution types.

Mean annual runoff increases with total clearcut area (Figure 6), and mean annual ET decreases with clearcut area (Figure 7).

A small amount of nonlinearity is indicated in Figures 6a, Size: 1MB. Impact of Conversion of Upland Forest to Tourism and Agricultural Land Uses in the Gunung Kinabalu Highlands, Sabah, Malaysia. Book reviews:.

The hydrological and geomorphological impacts of traditional swidden cultivation in Montane Mainland Southeast Asia are virtually inconsequential, whereas the impacts associated with intensified replacement agricultural systems are often much more substantial.

Negative perceptions toward swiddening in general by governments in the region beginning Cited by:   We studied forest structure, composition and tree species diversity of eight plots in an environmental matrix of four altitudes (,and m) and two types of geological substrates (ultrabasic and non-ultrabasic rocks) on Mount Kinabalu, Borneo.

On both substrate series, forest stature, mean leaf area and tree species diversity (both ≥ cm and Cited by:   The policy of encouraging agriculture and development for mass tourism has led to environmental problems in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia.

Rampant development and land clearing have significantly altered the land cover of Cameron Highlands for the past 30 years. Sensitive highlands areas are prone to landslides and soil erosion which then contributed to Cited by: 4.

effect of the conversion is the formation of edges and the modification of pre-existing edges between vegetation types, an increase in forest edges, and the subdivision of large forest areas into smaller non-contiguous fragments (Laurance, ). In addition, forest edge effects have been recognized as one of the most pervasive and deleterious.

Geography, Climate & Geology Kinabalu is located in the East Malaysian state of Sabah (British North Borneo before September ) which lies on the north eastern part of the island of Borneo.

The mountain range stretches through the entire west coast of Sabah and the park itself covers an area of km2 (~ square miles). Accessible areas of equatorial tropical uplands close to cities and main roads are under increasing pressure of land use conversion from upland rain forests to temperate crops and recreational Impact of Conversion of Upland Forest to Tourism and Agricultural Land Uses in the Gunung Kinabalu Highlands, Sabah, Malaysia | SpringerLinkAuthor: Waidi Sinun, Ian Douglas.

To assess the effects of forest management on soil erosion in Southeast Asia, clear distinctions must be made between surface erosion and landslide processes. Although surface erosion is a natural process, it is exacerbated by surface disturbance and compaction that reduce the soil hydraulic conductivity and break down soil aggregates.

gemorphic processes are endogenic and exogenic forces which causes physical stresses and chemica reactions on the earth's materials and bring changes in the configuration of the earth's surface.

Geomorphic processes are the process that are influenced by natural environment factors. Most effects on the environment Table income generation activities Table ne plants threatened and what they treat. Table of accessing to land into the forest X.

ABSTRACT. The aim of this study was to analyze the environmental and socio-economic impacts of land use change in Gishwati forest. forest park and in the vicinity of the park that the land use type concluded grassland, cropland, forest land, wetland, settlement and six other land use categories which defined by the IPCC.

Land use changing of Linhousilin forest park: Cropland and forest land are the main type of land use in the Linhousilin forest : Y. Huang, H. Liu, J. Chen, C. Chen. Waidi Sinun has written: 'Hydrologic and geomorphic impacts of forest conversion in the Gunung Kinabalu highlands'.

Tropical montane forests (TMFs) are major centers of evolutionary change and harbor many endemic species with small geographic ranges. In this systematic map, we focus on the impacts of anthropogenic habitat degradation on TMFs globally. We first determine how TMF research is distributed across geographic regions, degradation type (i.e., deforestation, land-use conversion Author: Malcolm C.

Soh, Nicola J. Mitchell, Amanda R. Ridley, Connor W. Butler, Chong Leong Puan, Kelvin. Includes weathering, mass wasting and erosion. Internal Geomorphic Process: process originating below the surface; include volcanism, folding, and faulting.

Answer: As the civil engineers need to involve in constructional purposes and all the constructions usually stands on the soil. That's why they need to know about the characteristic of the geomorphic agents.

As the geomorphic agents carries a major role on the character of the soil. On an annual basis % of the mm precipitation at a site of the East Ridge at Danum Valley, September to Septemberreached the forest floor as throughfall and % as stemflow, giving an interception loss of %.

The proportion of total rainfall intercepted decreases with storm magnitude. The text broadly discusses common issues on water resource and forest-water relation and serves as an introduction to forest hydrology.

Forest Hydrology: An Introduction to Water and Forests covers issues on water, forests, the water-forest relation, watershed research, and hydrologic measurements, and provides state-of-the-art knowledge on the impact of forests to the hydrologic .In the northern Ethiopian highlands Nyssen et al.

[31] found that transport of RFs caused by livestock traffic was an important geomorphic process on .• That the PNGFA pro-actively assist the Southern Highlands Provincial Government update their Provincial Forest Plan (s49), and facilitate the inclusion of the updated Provincial Forest Development Programme (s49(2)(b)) into the National Forest Development Programme (s47(2)(c)(ii)) as required under the National Forest Policy.